‘Bizarre & deeply disturbing’: MSM think that RT’s Trump deepfake parody is ADMISSION he is ‘Putin’s pawn’ - 4時間前  RT

A satirical video using “deepfake” technology to show US President Donald Trump as coming to work for RT after the November election was taken very seriously by ‘Russiagate’ peddlers at the Daily Beast and the Lincoln Project. In a pearl-clutching piece written by a journalist based in Scotland, the Beast called the ad – which features an actor made up to look like the president uttering actual Trump soundbites taken out of context – “bizarre and, frankly, deeply disturbing.” The author, Jamie Ross, argued its message was “to not-so-sub...more
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Closer than weather sats: Asteroid only discovered 5 DAYS ago whizzes by Earth in latest close call - 6時間前  RT

An asteroid discovered only last Friday is expected to graze Earth this week, coming closer than most TV and weather satellites, in yet another reminder of the potential threats from incoming space rocks. Asteroid 2020 SW was first spotted on September 18 by the Mount Lemmon Survey in Arizona and announced on September 19 by the Minor Planet Center, which receives funding from NASA to assist in planetary defense monitoring. The money appears to be well spent: the center has announced the discovery of 244 near-Earth objects in September alone. 2020 SW is estimated to...more
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‘CNN badly misreported this’: Edward Snowden debunks news story reporting he ‘agreed’ to give money from his book to US government - 9時間前  RT

Edward Snowden has accused CNN of twisting facts by claiming that he was willing to forfeit book proceeds in favor of the US government. He even offered a "better" headline for the contested piece. Citing US court documents, CNN reported that Snowden "agreed" to forfeit more than $5 million he had allegedly earned from his book and speaking fees to the US government. The whistleblower reacted by saying that the news outlet has "badly misreported this." "A) This is not a settlement; I didn't agree to it. B) The judgement from this censorship case is not enforceable w...more
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380 pilot whales die after getting beached in Australia, 50 saved by rescuers in largest such incident in state’s history (PHOTOS) - 12時間前  RT

380 pilot whales die after getting beached in Australia, 50 saved by rescuers in largest such incident in state’s history (PHOTOS) A total of 380 whales have died, local media reported, citing officials. Teams of rescuers managed to save 50 by towing them to deeper water, where they were released, while around 30 more remained beached and fighting for their lives as of Wednesday afternoon. Each animal weighs around three tons. © Tasmania Police / Reuters ...more
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Russian frigate and civilian merchant vessel collide near Danish shores – Danish Army - 12時間前  RT

A merchant vessel ‘Ice Rose’ and a Russian warship have collided in the southern part of the Sound Strait near Denmark, the Danish Armed Forced reported. Read Full Article at RT.com
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ISS forced to carry out emergency maneuver to dodge remnant of Japanese rocket – NASA - 14時間前  RT

Astronauts on board the International Space Station were forced to take evasive action to avoid an incoming piece of debris, which shot past within “several kilometers” late on Tuesday night. The three crew members, Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner along with American astronaut Chris Cassidy, began the maneuver before taking up positions on board the Soyuz spacecraft at around 10:21pm GMT in case anything went wrong and they needed to abandon ship. The station boosted its orbit out of the way of an unknown piece of space debris today...more
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Pentagon says STILL no evidence for NYT’s ‘Russian bounties’ story as US envoy hails Moscow’s support for Afghan peace talks - 22時間前  RT

The Pentagon has still seen no proof for reports that Russia paid the Taliban to kill US troops in Afghanistan, a defense official said, while a senior US diplomat noted Moscow has instead supported the country’s peace process. While the military is “always looking at threats,” it has yet to uncover evidence for the “bounties” allegation reported by the New York Times in June, David Helvey, the Pentagon's deputy assistant secretary for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, told the House Oversight Committee during a hearing on Tuesday. “Since ...more
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Really, lads? UK military touts Paratrooper deployment into ‘Russia’s BACKYARD’... that is, at Ukraine drills - 1日前  RT

Boasting about the biggest deployment of the Paras “in decades,” the UK Defence Ministry showed off photos of a training jump in Ukraine, which they described both as an ally – which it isn’t – and as “Russia’s backyard.” “In rural Ukraine, only a stone's throw away from Russia’s border, British Paratroopers have mounted a rapid airborne deployment,” says a Medium post by DefenceHQ on Tuesday, introducing a photo gallery of the Paras. The accompanying tweet gives away the post’s meta-headline: “We dropped into Russia’s backyard.&r...more
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UAE & US seek to reach preliminary F-35 deal by December, circumventing Israeli objections – report - 1日前  RT

The UAE and the US may come to an initial agreement on F-35 fighter jet purchase by early December, as Washington is studying options by which it can circumvent Israel’s firm opposition to such a sale. The apparent progress on the talks about procurement of the 5th-generation jet was reported by Reuters on Tuesday. Sources close to the negotiations said the two sides are planning to have a letter of agreement in place before UAE National Day, on December 2. Israel’s staunch opposition to the UAE’s procurement of the planes remains the main obstacle for t...more
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Palestine is a ‘bleeding wound of humanity’: Turkey’s Erdogan FUMES over Israel & ‘collaborators’ at UN General Assembly - 1日前  RT

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Israeli government and its allies of supposedly making matters worse while addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Palestine. Speaking before the UN’s General Assembly on Tuesday, Erdogan called Israel’s “occupation” of Palestine a “bleeding wound of humanity.” He specifically condemned Israeli government for “policies of oppression, violence and intimidation” against Palestinians. The president also derided the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capi...more
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China blames US for ‘obstructing’ global fight against emissions, vows to go carbon neutral by 2060 - 6時間前  RT

Beijing has accused the US of “obstructing” the global fight against greenhouse gases, a day after President Xi Jinping said China aims to have “CO2 emissions peak before 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality before 2060.” China said on Wednesday it considers this plana“powerful rebuke to theUS’unfounded accusations” thatweremade againstitat the UN General Assembly. The US, which is the world’s second-largest polluter, pulled out of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation, blaming China for the stalled momentum on tackling global e...more
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US envoy to Netherlands accused of ELECTION MEDDLING after hosting 'fundraiser' for right-wing party at embassy - 7時間前  RT

The US ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, has been accused of "election meddling" by local politicians after hosting an event – reportedly a fundraiser – for a right-wing party at the embassy. The 'party' was hosted by the ambassador on September 10, and was first brought to light by Dutch weekly magazine De Groene Amsterdammer on Monday.According to the report, the event had some 30 to 40 guests, including a large group of members from the right-wing Forum for Democracy (FvD) political party, as well as "wealthy entrepreneurs" – some of whom have a...more
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LISTEN: NASA shares symphony of the stars by turning telescope data into beautiful, haunting music - 11時間前  RT

Not content with blowing minds around the world with incredible images of our universe, NASA has taken data from telescopes observing the galactic center of the Milky Way and created a celestial symphony. NASA regularly takes digital data from distant telescopes and turns them into breathtaking images. These images are composites of various wavelengths of light and radiation that the human eye can’t see. In an effort to outdo themselves, NASA boffins have taken things to the next level and ‘sonified’ the stars, using this same digital telescope dat...more
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Eiffel Tower evacuated, police swarm the area after bomb threat - 12時間前  RT

The Eiffel Tower has been evacuated and the area sealed off by armed police after an anonymous bomb threat was phoned in. Investigations are underway to determine whether the threat is legitimate. Police received an anonymous phone call warning that a bomb had been planted at the world famous monument on Wednesday. Eyewitness footage from the scene shows armed police sealing off the area and establishing a security perimeter while sniffer dogs and bomb disposal technicians search the area. pic.twitter.com/E5j8UXsvqE— Amaury Bucco (@AmauryBucco) Se...more
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‘Brussels, not UK threatening Irish peace,’ Foreign Secretary Raab tells US - 13時間前  RT

The UK government insists it is the European Union that poses a threat to the Good Friday Agreement as London itself pushes new legislation that would breach the Northern Ireland protocol. Britain’s Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab was quoted as saying on Wednesday that he told the US government during a recent visit to Washington it was the EU, not the UK, that was threatening the agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland. New legislation proposed by the British government would breach the Northern Ireland protocol, which seeks to avoid border checks bet...more
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EU mandatory asylum-seeker distribution scheme ‘failed & won’t work,’ warns Austria’s Kurz ahead of policy rollout - 16時間前  RT

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has argued that the EU should focus on strengthening its external borders and fighting human smugglers, rather than reviving a scheme that would force member states to settle refugees. The EU is set to roll out a new asylum policy proposal on Wednesday. However, the return of mandatory quotas for accepting migrants is doomed to fail, Kurz said. "We find that the distribution in Europe [of asylum seekers] has failed and many states reject this. It won't work like this," the chancellor told AFP. He said that member states should focu...more
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‘US can impose neither negotiations nor war’ on Iran, Rouhani tells UN General Assembly - 1日前  RT

Addressing a session of the UN General Assembly, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said his country will not give in to US pressure and Washington will not bully Tehran, into neither “negotiations nor war.” Speaking on Tuesday at the UNGA – held this year in a virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic – Rouhani blasted the recent US decision to unilaterally re-impose now-defunct international sanctions against Iran. “The US can impose neither negotiations nor war on us,” Rouhani said, insisting that “today is the time to say ‘n...more
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Rise of the (old) machines: Malfunctioning TV disrupted Welsh village’s Internet connection for 18 MONTHS - 1日前  RT

An internet provider for a rural village in Wales has struggled for a year and a half to find the reason behind an extremely slow broadband connection, before finally tracing it to an old TV that interfered with the whole network. Residents of the tiny rural village of Aberhosan had been plagued by unstable Internet access for months, before engineers with Openreach were able to fix the issue, ISPreview reported Tuesday. “As a team we’d been facing an ongoing issue in Aberhosan for months. Not being able to solve the fault for our customers left us feeli...more
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Blast from the past? Earth to gain new MINIMOON and it could be the remains of an old rocket - 1日前  RT

Stargazing scientists have spotted an object en route to Earth which they say is highly likely to take up orbit for roughly a year, thus becoming a so-called ‘minimoon’. They also suspect they may have seen it before... Every once in a blue moon, pardon the pun, a small object becomes trapped in Earth's gravity for an extended stay in the planet's orbit before eventually jetting back off into the solar system. More often than not, we earthlings are blissfully unaware that we have gained a new natural satellite, often for years at a time. We are aware of only two con...more
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179 arrested & 500kg of drugs seized in worldwide crackdown on darknet opioid trafficking - 1日前  RT

Law enforcement in several countries have arrested 179 people and seized more than $6.5 million in a coordinated operation to tackle opioid trafficking on the darknet, mainly in the US and Europe, American authorities have said. Dubbed ‘Operation DisrupTor,’ the coordinated action comes more than a year after ‘the Wall Street Market’ – believed to be one of the largest illegal online marketplaces on the darknet – was taken down by authorities in the US and Europe. A part of the internet hosted within an encrypted network, the dark...more
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